Ocala, Florida — On February 3, 2014 shortly before 5 a.m., Corporal Moore was traveling west on SE 17th Street when he saw a silver Dodge Avenger traveling east, swerving and crossing over the lane marker.
As Deputy Moore attempted to approach the vehicle, a second vehicle pulled up and tried to block the deputies view from the first vehicle. Deputy Moore then moved to the inside lane and was able to get a clear view of the first vehicle. He observed the vehicle swerving in and out of its lane as well and having rapid variable speeds.
Deputy Moore conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the 2500 block of SE 17th Street. After Deputy Moore made contact with the driver, Bianca J. Stehr, 25, he noticed her eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and he could smell the distinct smell of alcohol on her breath. When Deputy Moore asked Stehr if she had consumed any alcoholic beverages she responded, “Two glasses of wine.”
Stehr failed all of the sobriety exercises she was asked to perform. She was then placed under arrest for DUI.
A search of the vehicle turned up a loaded .38 caliber revolver in the center console by itself, the same console Stehr had her arm on when she was pulled over, according to reports. Stehr advised Deputy Moore she does not have a concealed weapons permit. Reports did not indicate if the weapon was properly holstered.
Records indicate that Stehr had a 2013 conviction for DUI, her driver’s license has a five year Business Purpose Only restriction that does not expire until December 2014, and Stehr has also had three prior Driving While License Suspended related incidents.
Stehr consented to a breath test in which it was determined her BAC was .133.
She was transported to the Marion county Jail and charged with DUI and Possession of a Concealed Weapon.
She was released from jail approximately five hours later.